Phone: (714) 484-7184
Office Hours: 5-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 4-5 p.m. Wednesday
Location: Humanities 222I
About Professor Borla
“Learning to write is a lot like trying to inflate a blimp with a bicycle pump. Anybody can do it; all it takes is time.”—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., novelist
My name is Prof. Linda Borla, and I teach English composition, literature, film, and humanities courses for Cypress College. As an instructor, I am on the student’s side; I want all to succeed. I make every effort to create a friendly and positive classroom experience where all students feel welcome and each individual, valued.
Since clarity is at the heart of communication, I make the writing process as clear as possible by having the classroom atmosphere relaxed, yet productive; the assignments challenging, not difficult; and the learning environment friendly, not threatening. Indeed, I feel fun greatly enhances the learning experience.
My goal is for students to successfully complete my classes, so I make myself available for individual assistance. Please stop by my office, call, or email any time. I am here to help you.
Hybrid Composition Classes English 100C and 60C
Hybrid courses provide the best of both online and traditional classes: the independence of online instruction combined with the security of regular classroom contact with the teacher. Students attend class two hours each week instead of four and do the rest of the coursework online at their own convenience.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Better known as an OWL, this web site provides extensive writing resouces: printable handouts, PowerPoint Lessons, and more.
Big Dog’s Grammar: A Bare Bones Guide to English
This site offers easy-to-understand explanations and self-grading exercises for many grammar and punctuation rules.
Cypress College Library
Our librarians’ web page makes research and documentation easy for both the novice and experienced writer.